Ojo Caliente

Cannot believe I forgot to take pictures. Not a one. Not even a cruddy iPhone snap! We were too intent, apparently, on our rejuvenation after the week's boondocking. We spent two nights at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, a place with unique waters. I know that I certainly haven't soaked in arsenic before. Read all about the waters here. I borrowed this image from their web site, for those of you who don't like links:


We snagged one of the few good RV sites (this is not a destination for camping!) and proceeded to enjoy the grounds and services. I soaked in the tubs and then had a combo massage, mini-facial, and hot oil treatment for my hair. My treatments ended at about 8PM at which point I stumbled my way back to the RV (thank goodness Lisa had reminded me to take a flashlight) and slept like a baby. Saturday was Lisa's turn. She went to the yoga class in the yurt and was, unfortunately, the only pupil. Yoga was followed by more showers than a person should take: shower 1 before massage; shower 2 after massage and before soaking in pools; shower 3 after pools; shower 4 after dinner after 2nd soak in pools. ;-) I found myself with a sore throat and the achies, so Nick and I hung out all day, taking short walks. I managed to read an entire novel (a mystery with a dog as the narrator) that day. Perfection.

Now, dinner. Ahhh. They had just remodeled the restaurant and added a wine bar. We sat at the bar, intending to eat a casual meal (New Mexican pizza, green chile burger--like that). Well, the dinner menu was also served at the wine bar and looked too good to pass up. I had a Pork Osso Buco and Lisa had the grilled trout. Wow. Since we rarely go out to dinner when we are RVing (who wants to be the designated driver and who wants to do all the hookups in the dark?), this was a real treat.

We plan to visit here again someday, as they are continuing to upgrade this old historic property. We heard that there are plans to expand and connect the hiking trails, add greenhouses to provide produce for the restaurant all year long, and maybe improve the RV campground. But who really cares if the road is bumpy and sites are unlevel after a good soak and a glass of wine? You don't have to move the vehicle but once.

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